Luis Eduardo Rojas Osorno
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Consultant, Motivational Speaker
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1998.
Why this sport?
"I played water polo before the accident, which is where my passion for swimming comes from."
Club / Team
Lucho (YouTube, 25 Feb 2012)
Listening to music, flying drones. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in fifth place in the S1 50m backstroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family, particularly his brother Jorge Raul. (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana YouTube channel, 30 May 2019; elcolombiano.com, 28 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The person who believes and fights for their dreams can do anything." (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was named Best Paralympic Athlete of the Antioquia department in Colombia. (opcionhoy.com, 01 Mar 2015)
He was Colombian champion in taekwondo before his accident, and he also played water polo at international level. (elcolombiano.com, 28 Aug 2016; Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
His mother Maria played basketball for Colombia. (elcolombiano.com, 28 Aug 2016)
To be among the top six swimmers in the world. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
In 1995 he injured his spine after jumping into water in San Andres, Colombia. (eltiempo.com, 09 Aug 2012; YouTube, 25 Feb 2012)
|Men's 50 m Backstroke S1||Final Round||2012-09-06||5|
|Men's 50 m Backstroke S1||Final 1||2013-08-12||7|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S1||Final 1||2013-08-15||6|
|Men's 100 m Backstroke S1||Final Round||2016-09-09||7|
|Men's 50 m Backstroke S1||Final Round||2016-09-15||6|